The Family of Jesus

The Family of Jesus

eBook - 2014
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Baker & Taylor
Offers a collection of scripturally based short story views of six of the family members of Jesus Christ, including Mary, Joseph, Jesus' brother James, John the Baptist, Zechariah, and Elizabeth.

Simon and Schuster
America’s favorite inspirational novelist offers a fictional view of six of the family members of Jesus, all anchored by Scriptural truth, creating a life-changing and unprecedented emotional connection to the Bible.

Through The Family of Jesus, readers will develop an emotional connection to the family members of Jesus, learning about their lives and falling in love with Scripture along the way. Bible studies and devotionals abound, and in churches everywhere people gather to seek a deeper understanding of God&;s word and its application to their lives. But too often these studies engage only the analytic approach to Bible learning.

In The Family of Jesus, #1 New York Times bestselling novelist Karen Kingsbury will make you laugh, cry, and ultimately care more deeply about the Bible by helping you grasp the truths in Scripture not just with your mind, but with your heart. The characters in these short stories were among those closest to Jesus&;Mary, Joseph, Jesus&; brother James, John the Baptist, Zechariah, and Elizabeth. Each has a compelling tale to tell. Kingsbury intersperses fictional, emotionally gripping details anchored in Scripture with historical and theological insights and questions that will guide soul-searching and reflection.

The Family of Jesus not only provides a deeper understanding of the relatives of our Savior, but also helps readers acquire tools that will draw them closer to Christ, to the Scriptures, and to each other.

Publisher: New York : Howard Books, [2014]
ISBN: 9781476707457
Call Number: eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor


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CatherineG_1 Apr 15, 2018

I wanted to read this over Easter which I did.
This would be a perfect book for reading in a bible study.
Beautiful reminder of the stories of Jesus's birth, teaching, life and resurrection.
I have always loved the story of John, the Baptist which was well done.
I would reread this again.

Apr 24, 2016

Well... I am actually almost finished this book, but as I read the pages, I felt "something" wasn't sitting well in my spirit. The author is a Christian woman who loves the Lord, I am absolutely certain of that. However - it's just so strange to be reading this book as if it is intended to be fact, when of course it is FICTION. Outside of the Biblical Scripture interspersed within, it is made up. I admit that it took me a few chapters to "get that". I just finished the chapter called "James" (Jesus' brother) and the fact that the author said Jesus TOLD his mother and brothers to go away - that He couldn't speak to them as He was busy - just was the last straw (Matthew 12:45-50). The Bible does not say that AT ALL! It doesn't say anything about that; it ends with a question and an answer from Jesus, not the statement to "Go away because I am busy.".

We need to be careful about what we let into our spirit. IF something does not sit well with you, it could be Holy Spirit's prompting you, gently convicting you that it is not right, not Godly, not holy, and/or not true.

I just wanted to let others know. I will not be finishing this book. Thanks for reading my comment.

Feb 11, 2015

Kingsbury's book imparts good Biblical information in a mildly interesting format. Disappointing from a literary point of view. While she does make a laudable effort to stay true to the Biblical information, she does not write particularly well. Her character development is forced and unbelievable, and her word choices tend toward the clichéd. Certain sentence types are way overused. Much of her narrative is driven simply by tying together Bible quotations, with a few speculative scenarios sprinkled through. Overall, a disappointing read.


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